Douglas MacArthur

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Chris Kokkinis ENG 345 Douglas MacArthur January 26, 1880, (Little Rock, Arkansas)- April 5, 1964 Most notable for his actions and decisions during World War II and the Korean War However, his introduction to battlefield experience came in WWI His father, Arthur MacArthur, was a high ranking officer in the Army. Graduated atop his class at West Point in 1903 In WWI, MacArthur served as: o A chief of staff o brigade commander o divisional commander Spent his time on the French battlefront By 1918, he had reached the rank of colonel and was the chief of staff for the 42 nd Division( aka. “Rainbow” Division) of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) His repetitive active participation in raids and appearances on the battlefield are often viewed as uncharacteristic of such a high-ranked officer. He also had a very uncommon outward appearance for any soldier: o He didn’t wear a metal helmet, but only a visored cap o He was known to wear a sweater with the letter A knitted on front
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 345 taught by Professor Hubbard during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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